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12 February 2016, 14:37
*Orders 10 finger monkeys for all my fingers*
Spend a little time in the twitter tag "finger monkey" (also know as 'thumb monkey') and you'll immediately understand why everyone wants to get their hands on these tiny adorable wild animals. They're called pygmy marmosets and they're the world's smallest monkey. These guys are trending in China and they're being illegally sold for upwards of $4,500. Totes affordable, right?
I want a pet finger monkey. Only $4500 pic.twitter.com/crRMWR9OHz— Cam(eron) Cayer™ (@CamCayer) February 11, 2016
me and my finger monkey friend pic.twitter.com/VZ89kDi3VD— HAYDEN:) (@_HaydenHeath_) February 6, 2016
I need a finger monkey pic.twitter.com/fF5SoT3u1K— Hopes & Dreams (@WhatM0NEYcanBuy) February 11, 2016
i just want a finger monkey haha— dalia (@dal_anaboobie) February 12, 2016
I want a finger monkey— JR (@NGfootball17) February 2, 2016
I want a finger monkey— Anthony Leal (@AnthonyLOLLeal) February 1, 2016
They're illegal to sell in China and are officially an endangered species, but they're fetching a ton of money on the black market.
Now, we're not saying you should try and get yourself a finger monkey. Owning a wild animal is pretty unethical (sidenote: does anyone else remember when Justin Bieber owned that monkey for a while?) and they're kind of hard to take care of. But if there ever was a monkey to get....
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